The FIFA Interactive World Cup is set to climax with the most exciting Grand
Final in the event’s seven-year history. FIFA and the event’s Partners Sony
PlayStation®and EA SPORTS™today
announced that they will be flying the 24 finalists of the world’s largest
virtual football tournament to Los Angeles, where the winner will be crowned
amidst a three-day entertainment extravaganza.
The Grand Final will be
held from 7-9 June 2011, to coincide with the world’s largest gaming conference
E3, which will be held in Los Angeles on the same dates.
Since the first of
six online qualifying seasons kicked off in December 2010, over 700,000 gamers
from all over the world have competed with EA SPORTS FIFA 11 online via
PlayStation®Network and at live qualification events held all over the world in
an effort to claim a seat at the Grand Final, and ultimately be crowned the new
FIFA Interactive World Cup Champion.
All 24 finalists (www.fifa.com/fiwc) will
be treated to a world-class action packed LA experience, sampling the local
sights before competing in the first knock-out stage which will cut the numbers
of competitors down to the final 12.
“I’m so excited to hear the news
that the FIFA Interactive World Cup is coming to the United States” said 2010
FIFA Interactive World Cup Champion Nenad Stojkovic “It will be a great honour
to welcome the challengers to Los Angeles and defend my title on home
The lucky remaining finalists will then participate in the final
stage of the tournament, which will be held at the Home Depot Centre, home of LA
Galaxy, at 4pm on June 9, 2011. US football stars will be present at the final
event to cheer on the remaining contestants.
The freshly crowned Champion
will walk away with 20,000 USD, a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to the FIFA
Ballon d’Or 2011 (http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/video/video=1367986/index.html)
as well as a whole host of memories of a truly exclusive LA
For more information on the FIFA Interactive World Cup and to
follow the build-up to the Grand Final please visit www.FIFA.com/FIWC.